Cyber News Roundup: Cyber Risks on the Rise for Students, Presidential Election, Small Businesses

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | September 11, 2020

Welcome September, time for a litmus test! Our students are back to school, we are on the brink of a presidential election, and our small businesses continue to struggle. Add in cyber risks, hackers, malicious attacks, ransomware, and COVID-19 scams…

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Cyber News Roundup: Exploiting Weaknesses, Cybersecurity Best Practices for Remote Workforces, Going Passwordless

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | August 14, 2020

Corporate networks are at risk. A hacker can get into an organization’s internal network in 30 minutes, according to a ZDNet article. Add to that the growing and possibly more permanent remote workforce — with more attack surfaces — and…

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Cyber News Roundup: Twitter Hack, Cyber Threats, Cyberwar Heating Up – Just the Tip of the Iceberg

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | July 17, 2020

Twitter hacked: worst cybersecurity disaster to hit a social media company Several high-profile, verified Twitter accounts were hacked this week, as part of a coordinated social engineering attack to promote a bitcoin scam, reports ZDNet. Accounts included Bill Gates, Elon…

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Cyber News Roundup: CIA Info Leaked, Ransomware Gangs, Business Email Compromises

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | June 19, 2020

The ultimate irony: the CIA’s top-secret hacking tools were breached. The Washington Post reports that an elite CIA unit in charge of developing top-secret hacking tools failed to secure its own systems. The article covers the breach, which occurred in…

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Cyber News Roundup: Protecting the castle, $42M ransomware attack, cybersecurity spending up

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | May 22, 2020

How do you protect the castle when your employees aren’t working from a centralized office space? Sowmyanarayan Sampath, president of global enterprise for Verizon Business Group, advises, “Protecting company computer networks when so many are working from home requires ‘a…

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Cyber News Roundup: Remote work challenges, cyber shortage, and a sinkhole?

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | May 8, 2020

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the shift to remote working has increased exponentially, as have security vulnerabilities. TechRepublic reports that this shift has left many businesses more exposed to cybersecurity threats, with nearly half saying they’ve encountered at least one scare.…

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Cyber News Roundup: Cyber Crime Spikes During Pandemic; Hospitals at Great Risk

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | April 24, 2020

The FBI has seen a spike in cybercrime reports since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’ve seen people set up fraudulent COVID charities, promise delivery of masks and other equipment, and then deliver fraudulent loans, extortion,” says FBI assistant…

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Cyber News Roundup: Guidance Through the Pandemic

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | April 10, 2020

“The current pandemic is not only a serious health issue, but potentially a major cybersecurity risk,” said Ajay Bhalla, president of cyber and intelligence for Mastercard.  Fear and stress are on the rise amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. New research from Microsoft…

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Cyber News Roundup: Taking Cybersecurity Precautions Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | March 20, 2020

If your life hasn’t already been turned upside down as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, you will want to add cybersecurity precautions to your staying healthy list, in order to further protect yourself and your data. Hackers are exploiting…

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